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DHUM 1460A - Politics of Images in international conflicts

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Interest in international politics and photography, filming.

Course Description

What do we know and what do we see of international politics ? This seminar aims at discussing the influence of pictures and videos on politics. It will put the emphasis on conflicts and international crisis. The seminar will provide theoretical background to give students the ability to deal with contemporary cases. It will discuss concepts of political science, sociology and aesthetics. The introductory courses will focus on the issue of representation of wars and international politics through history. During the following seminaries, different issues will be addressed : What is a political representation ? How to study the production, circulation and different interpretations of images ? How do states stage themselves ? What are the communication strategies of different actors going from governement, NGOs and journalists to armed groups ? How individuals and social movements share images disturbing state-centric world politics ? Each seminar will start with some research hypothesis to let room for debates on the readings, oral exposes and guest presentations.


COHEN, Corentin (Doctorant contractuel)

Course validation

40% 15/20 minutes oral presentation of a case study or a book connected to the different sessions 50 % final paper (max 10 pages) at home. 10% participation and investment during the semester